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King's Indian (E91)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 O-O 6 Be2

Number of games in database: 2367
Years covered: 1912 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 44.1%
   Black wins 24.0%
   Draws 31.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Lubomir Ftacnik  15 games
Loek van Wely  15 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  12 games
Gadir Guseinov  49 games
Rauf Mamedov  25 games
Miso Cebalo  21 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974
N Birnboim vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977
Kasparov vs M Vukic, 1979
Aseev vs Nevostrujev, 2002
E Sos Andreu vs Kamsky, 2014
Bogoljubov vs Yates, 1925
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 page 1 of 95; games 1-25 of 2,367  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R P Michell vs J W te Kolste 1-0251912ENG-NED mE91 King's Indian
2. A R B Thomas vs C Duffield  0-1281924BCF-ch 17th Major OpenE91 King's Indian
3. Bogoljubov vs Yates 0-1551925Baden-BadenE91 King's Indian
4. A S Sergeev vs A Rabinovich  0-1371926Moscow-chE91 King's Indian
5. J H Pannekoek vs Euwe  0-1351926AmsterdamE91 King's Indian
6. Botvinnik vs M Szebarszin 1-0971926Olympiad of Leningrad-group 5 E91 King's Indian
7. H E Atkins vs F Wenman  1-0491927Huddersfield - Leeds mE91 King's Indian
8. Colle vs V Berger ½-½691928Hastings 1927/28E91 King's Indian
9. M Sonnenberg vs E de Haas  1-0371928VAS-NRSVE91 King's Indian
10. L Nikolsky vs Panov  0-1191929Ch MoscowE91 King's Indian
11. Saemisch vs H Wagner  1-0291930SwinemuendeE91 King's Indian
12. P Izmailov vs D D Grigorenko  0-14019317th Ch URS (1/2 final) gr.4E91 King's Indian
13. Sultan Khan vs Menchik 1-0411931Hastings 1930/31E91 King's Indian
14. Rellstab vs B Moritz  ½-½321932Swinemuende GERE91 King's Indian
15. Lisitsin vs Chekhover  0-1671932Leningrad ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
16. W Winter vs Eliskases  ½-½311933Folkestone OlympiadE91 King's Indian
17. Flohr vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0381934ZurichE91 King's Indian
18. Flohr vs S Boros  1-0301934Bad LiebwerdaE91 King's Indian
19. R P Michell vs Koltanowski 0-1511935Hastings 1935/36E91 King's Indian
20. J Vinuesa vs B H Villegas  0-1701936Mar del PlataE91 King's Indian
21. Kupchik vs Factor  1-0771936US ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
22. Yury Toshev vs Pelikan  0-1351936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
23. Yury Toshev vs K S Ojanen  ½-½311936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
24. A Kiprov vs T Salo  0-1351936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
25. D S Polland vs J Winter  1-032193738th ACF Congress. Preliminary 5E91 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-18-05  refutor: is ...c5 better here than ...e5 going for an improved benoni (e.g. avoiding the taimanov attack)?
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  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Do you know if there is an ECO code for this position after 6...c5?
Dec-02-05  KingG: <suenteus po 147> I don't think there is a separate ECO code, but after something like 6...c5 7.d5 e6 8.exd5 cxd5 it goes into a Benoni, which has an ECO code like A70-A79.
May-18-06  Drifter: < <refutor> is ...c5 better here than ...e5 going for an improved benoni (e.g. avoiding the taimanov attack)? > with e5 black usually intends to play on the king-side and c5 intends play on the queenside.

The MCO says that alot of GMs distrust the benoni because of the pawn wedge white can gain.

but at club level its a good aggresive opening.I think its a matter of taste.

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